When it comes to designing and upgrading a data center, ensuring a successful outcome doesn’t happen by accident—it is the direct result of diligently executing a strategy and taking a long-term view.
As pointed out in a recent letter to associates from Belden’s President and CEO, John Stroup, these are the same values responsible for many successful outcomes, including innovation achievements.
While some might name the likes of Apple or Facebook when asked which company epitomizes innovation, Belden is certainly doing its part within our industry. Recently ranked No. 1 Innovator in the industrial components industry by the Patent Board, Belden received the highest score for technology strength for the second consecutive quarter—bettering a list of impressive companies like Eaton, Schneider, Panasonic, Rockwell, Emerson, United Technologies, and Illinois Tool Works.
Based on the tracking of global patent activity and measured through the criteria of patents granted, science strength, innovation cycle time, industry impact, technology strength and research intensity, this recognition demonstrates Belden’s tireless pursuit of innovation.
In fact, Belden has secured more patents and pending applications in connectivity technology than any company worldwide!
Our company founder, Mr. Joe Belden, believed strongly in the benefits of innovation, and he provided the framework and inspiration to put us on the right path.
In embracing that vision and making it our own, Belden maintains a culture of continuous improvement, an unwavering commitment to invest in R&D, and the fortitude to acquire innovative companies made up of extremely talented people.
Whether you’re looking for expert advice on data center design, high performance solutions that will help you maintain uptime, or components with innovative features to ease installation and maintenance, you can count on Belden to help you ensure a successful outcome—because diligently executing a strategy and taking a long-term view is behind every data center innovation we deliver.
Mike Salvador is a 28-year industry veteran, living the challenge of operating efficient data centers, optimizing the performance of network devices and delivering highly available, highly agile, low-risk data centers. Mike served as Belden’s technical solutions manager from 2012 to 2015.